Category Lead

Venn Group
15 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Permanent Category Manager
Reference: 6799910

Venn Group is currently working with a public sector organisation in South Devon who are looking for an experienced Category Manager to work as part of a small team managing complex, high profile contracts and procurements. This will be a permanent role paying £37,000 to £42,000 p.a. depending on experience.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Lead activity for £10m+ of third party annual spend including business cases development, managing tenders, delivery of savings and contract management for a wide portfolio of Goods, Service and Works
  • Develop and implement category plans to deliver strategic vision
  • Deliver benefits realisation (financial and non-financial) as a result of procurement activity
  • Develop Category Managers and Junior members of the team to deliver compliant and value adding procurement activity
  • Lead and manage a portfolio of procurement activity funded from both Capital and Revenue, including business case development, managing tenders through to award and contract implementation

Skills required:

  • Experience in the application of Category Management core principles; commercially astute with sound knowledge of the Public Sector financial landscape
  • Demonstrable understanding of European procurement law, negotiation and implementation of purchase contracts and supply agreements
  • Procurement/Commissioning experience working with multiple partners within the public sector
  • Experience of using JCT and NEC3/4 forms of Contract

This role presents an excellent opportunity to work in a developing environment to support growth and impactful change.

If you are interested in this position or would like to find out more about similar roles please contact Anders Egeland-Eriksen on and email your updated CV to

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

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